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Barry Zito faces Tommy Hanson in MLB odds action

Atlanta BravesSan Francisco Giants
Aug 23, 10:15 PM | GrassAT&T Park

Atlanta Braves vs San Francisco Giants Odds

71-53TEAM RECORD69-55

San Francisco will look to improve on its 69-55 record when take on Atlanta, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Thursday.

Barry Zito gets the call for the San Francisco Giants and he will try to build on a 9-8 mark. In the other dugout, Tommy Hanson brings a 12-5 ledger to the game for the Braves as he tries to quiet the Giants bats.

View Atlanta vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Giants as -105 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 3-rated Giants and the league No. 5-ranked Braves, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Francisco's No. 8 ranked National League offense (4.3 runs per game) against a Braves defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 4 in the National League at 3.9 runs allowed per game. The Giants have been averaging 9.1 hits per game, more than the Braves have managed so far this season (8.6 hits on average).

San Francisco owns the National League's No. 6 defense, allowing 4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Atlanta's National League No. 4-rated defense.

The Braves were a 5-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Braves enjoyed a 5-1 victory at the expense of the Nationals on Wednesday, with Kris Medlen throwing 7 innings of 7-hit ball at Nationals Park.

Last time out for San Francisco, they were an 8-4 winner as they battled the Dodgers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Giants at -103 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Giants grabbed a win last time out, defeating Chris Capuano and the Dodgers 8-4 on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Braves at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Atlanta's last 10 games
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
Atlanta is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 9 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 5 games at home
San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of San Francisco's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Francisco's last 9 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta at San Francisco, Friday, August 24

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